Posts Tagged ‘personalized-learning’

    What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

    April 25, 2017 | by Julia Freeland

      Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., (which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead […]

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    Uncovering What Works in Blended Learning

    October 7, 2016 | by Clifford Maxwell

    To scale effective blended and personalized learning environments, we first need to develop a better understanding of what learning approaches work, for which students, in what circumstances. This level of insight is necessary to build replicable theories of change, and it will move us beyond educational “best practices” that lack true predictive power. As we’ve […]

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    6 tips from blended learning innovators leading change

    August 25, 2016 | by Julia Freeland

    Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the […]

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    How a thoughtful blended design transformed classrooms and culture

    July 1, 2016 | by Jenny White

    Back in 2011, Pleasant View Elementary School’s classrooms had little technology and fairly static instructional models. “We didn’t have wireless internet, let alone Smart Boards or 2:1 devices,” Principal Gara Field said of her first year on the job. The urban preK–5 school in Providence, R.I., however, has since embarked on a tremendous transformation, ignited […]

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    OER will evolve to address the problems we hire it to solve

    June 3, 2016 | by Thomas Arnett

    Today, open educational resources (OER) are an increasingly common feature in the K–12 education ecosystem. As one example, consider the popularity of Khan Academy, whose library of practice activities and videos are accessed each month by over 10 million users around the world and in many schools across the United States. Similarly, as school systems […]

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